ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 3 - 5 | Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to live music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote...

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    3D: Dream It! Design It! Do It!

    Ages 5 - 7 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Young artists will be inspired while learning about some of the greatest men and women creators of our time from Leonardo DaVinci, to Beulah Henry, to Walt Disney.

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    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Ages 2 - 3 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple visual arts projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and he or she will...

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them...

Elementary & Middle

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    African Dance

    Ages 7 - 12 | Tuesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This vibrant, high-energy class with LaVondia Bryant-Square, Artistic Director of Nathifa Dance, educates students on traditional dance of West Africa. Students will learn movement primarily from Guinea, Mali,

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    Beginning Drawing

    Ages 9 - 13 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Intro to Drawing introduces students to a variety of classic drawing materials and techniques. Projects include sketching, still life drawing, drawing from nature, portraiture, and cartooning. Full of...

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    Bucket Beats: Group A

    Ages 7 - 10 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Did you know some of your favorite percussionists started their training at home on everyday objects?  Join local favorite Teddy Hall, Jr. as he introduces his own style...

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    Bucket Beats: Group B

    Ages 11 - 13 | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Did you know some of your favorite percussionists started their training at home on everyday objects?  Join local favorite Teddy Hall, Jr. as he introduces his own style...

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    Intro to Musical Theatre

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in...

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    Acting Out Theatre Workshops: Group A

    Ages 7 - 9 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    3D: Dream It! Design It! Do It!

    Ages 8 - 11 | Saturday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Young artists will be inspired while learning about some of the greatest men and women creators of our time from Leonardo DaVinci, to Beulah Henry, to Walt Disney.

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    Acting Out Theatre Workshops: Group B

    Ages 10 - 12 | Saturdays | 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    Improv Comedy For Young Actors

    Ages 12 - 17 | Mondays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

High School

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    Beginning Watercolor

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of painting with watercolors. New images come to life as you learn washes, dry brush,

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    African Dance

    Ages 13 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This vibrant, high-energy class with LaVondia Bryant-Square, Artistic Director of Nathifa Dance, educates students on traditional dance of West Africa. Students will learn movement primarily from Guinea, Mali,

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    The Creative Voice

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    In this class designed to help artists find their creative voice, students will write and perform their own spoken word pieces. This class will teach students to deliver...

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    Calligraphy and Lettering

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    Inside the Recording Studio

    Ages 15 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Explore the artistic role of the producer in the music making process. Students will learn how to utilize music production techniques that will assist them in making quality...

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    Latin Social Dance

    Ages 16 - Adult | Saturdays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Led by Cuban dance master Sergio Rodriguez, this vibrant class will teach various Latin social dance forms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Students will learn...

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    Improv Comedy For Young Actors

    Ages 12 - 17 | Mondays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

Adult

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    Beginning Watercolor

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of painting with watercolors. New images come to life as you learn washes, dry brush,

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    African Dance

    Ages 13 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This vibrant, high-energy class with LaVondia Bryant-Square, Artistic Director of Nathifa Dance, educates students on traditional dance of West Africa. Students will learn movement primarily from Guinea, Mali,

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Adult Ballet

    Ages Adult | Wednesdays | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join local teaching artist Melissa Turnage as you discover the joy of movement within the structures and ideas of ballet.  This one hour class is the perfect break...

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    The Creative Voice

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    In this class designed to help artists find their creative voice, students will write and perform their own spoken word pieces. This class will teach students to deliver...

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    Calligraphy and Lettering

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    Latin Social Dance

    Ages 16 - Adult | Saturdays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Led by Cuban dance master Sergio Rodriguez, this vibrant class will teach various Latin social dance forms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Students will learn...

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    Improv Comedy for Adults

    Ages Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Poetry: The Art of Stealing

    Ages Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Good poets borrow, great poets steal, according T.S. Eliot. In this class, we’ll take up his challenge by “stealing” the best moves of master poets to create our...

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    Argentine Tango

    Ages Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Learn Argentine tango from the talented Dancing Doctors: Sara Alvarez and Roswell Pfister. You will gain knowledge about the cultural and historical roots of this beautiful dance form...

Private Lessons

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    Piano with Pat Billups

    Lessons will be privately scheduled according to teacher/student needs and availability. Contact ArtPlay at 205 975 4769 to schedule. Little Mozarts Piano Lessons Pat Bowman Billups is a...

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    Voice with Diane McNaron

    Lessons will be privately scheduled according to teacher/student needs and availability. Contact ArtPlay at 205 975 4769 to schedule. 1st Semester Classes begin January 17, 2017 2nd Semester...

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    Guitar with Carlos Pino

    Lessons will be privately scheduled according to teacher/student needs and availability. Contact ArtPlay at 205 975 4769 to schedule. 1st Semester Begins January 17, 2017 2nd Semester Begins...

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    Dance with Elizabeth Ross

    Lessons will be privately scheduled according to teacher/student needs and availability. Contact ArtPlay at 205 975 4769 to schedule. Elizabeth Ross finds thrill in the awareness, emission, dialogue,

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    Percussion with Emanual Ellinas

    Lessons will be privately scheduled according to teacher/student needs and availability. Contact ArtPlay at 205 975 4769 to schedule. 1st Semester Classes begin January 23, 2017 2nd Semester...